Number of Cancer Patients Grows
Baylor conducted a thorough analysis of national cancer rates, as well as regional and local needs in planning the new cancer center and cancer hospital. The incidence rates of a number of types of cancer, including liver, kidney and thyroid, continue to rise, according to the National Cancer Institute. In Texas, 97,281 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2008, according to the Texas Cancer Registry. In Dallas County, 8,451 new cancer cases are expected in 2008 - up by 100 cases from 2007.
Furthermore, the aging of baby boomers will swell the number of cancer patients and survivors 55 percent nationwide by 2020, according to a 2007 study from the Association of American Medical Colleges' Center for Workforce Studies. Researchers based their analysis on data from the National Cancer Institute. While about one in 26 Americans today have had cancer, by 2020 roughly one in 19 will have been diagnosed with the disease.
About Baylor Dallas
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a 1002-bed not-for-profit
academic hospital, is a major patient care and research center in the
southwest. The nationally acclaimed medical center serves as flagship
hospital for Baylor Health Care System and has earned Magnet status for
"Excellence in Nursing Services" from the American Nurses Credentialing
Center -- the organization's highest level of recognition. In addition to
its Level 1 trauma center, Baylor Dallas is also home to many nationally
ranked centers of excellence including transplant, cardiovascular services,
orthopedics, oncology, digestive diseases, n
|SOURCE Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas|
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